1972 gift special: a life-size doll of you

IT’S 1972. Cosmetic surgery is not yet so advanced. Dolly the sheep is but a dream But you want to create a replica of yourself. What to do? Become an Osmond? No. For $3,000 and no cents (exclusive of clothes and sculptor’s airfare) you could invest in “full-dimensional, life-size, reasonable facsimilies of you, or your favourite other person”.

You’d be mad not do. Mad, I tell you. Maaaaaaad:

It never did catch on. Well, it was years before a celebrity endorsed it…

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